It seems as though we all have questions. Some people wonder if God exists. Others question what will happen to them after they die. Still others are searching out the meaning of life. Many more live their lives without any understanding of why they are here on earth. We all have questions, but only God has the answers we need.
You see, the Bible teaches us that God has an amazing plan for each person’s life – a plan that includes abundant life, hope, joy, peace, and purpose. The center of God’s plan for your life really isn’t about a school, work, or a family. God’s plan for your life revolves around a personal relationship with Him. In fact, God loves you and desires to have a relationship with you so much that He chose to give up His only Son so that you might know Him.
You may be wondering why God seems so far away if He loves you and desires a relationship with you. The answer is sin. Sin is what isolates us from God. Sin is simply disobeying God, and it prevents us from enjoying an eternal relationship with Him. You see, God is perfect, and we are not. Our imperfection has tremendous consequences. Sin separates us from God, and it is the source of all our problems.
But if God requires perfection and no one is perfect, then how can anyone have a relationship with God? Again, the answer is simple – forgiveness. The statement that no one is perfect is only partially true. There is One who was perfect – God’s only Son Jesus Christ. Jesus was absolutely perfect and absolutely without sin. Despite being sinless, Jesus Christ made the penalty for every person’s sin by dying on the cross. You see, the only way that our relationship with God can be restored is for our sin to be forgiven. This is the very reason that Jesus died on the cross. His death made it possible for you to be forgiven, but…you have to ask for it!
Eternal life and a personal relationship with the Creator of the universe can be a reality for you now and forever. The ability to have the life you have always wanted and to have a relationship with the God who holds all the answers to the questions of your life is within your reach right now! Beginning your relationship with God is actually quite simple. First, you must admit that you have sinned and that you are willing to turn away from your sin and turn to God. Second, you must believe that Jesus died for your sin and rose again from the dead. Third, you must confess your belief in Jesus Christ. If you want to begin your relationship with God, then simply pray this prayer to God.
“God, I admit that I am a sinner. I believe that You sent Jesus, who died on the cross and rose from the dead to pay the penalty for my sin. I am asking that You forgive me of my sin, and I receive Your gift of eternal life. It is in Jesus’ name that I ask for this gift. Amen.”
If you just prayed this prayer with all your heart, the Bible teaches that you have just begun your relationship with God! We would love to celebrate with you so please do us a favor. Just contact us by using the form below to let us know about your new relationship with God! Always know that you are loved by God and by all of us at First Baptist!